If you can read the title of this post you can probably guess what you'll see next...
So I was watching 英語でしゃべらナイト a while back (great show btw and almost but not quite enough of a reason to pay your NHK bill) and they did a short piece on how companies in Japan often use cute cartoon characters to sell their products - even medicine companies go this route. Having been in Japan for a while now I can honestly say I was not surprised by the following when I was shopping today:
Still, I was taken aback a bit. I understand the need for such products but really, does he have to look so satisfied?
You can find this on Amazon!